WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced that the first CVS Pharmacy locations in Target stores in Colorado are now open. The pharmacies, located in several metropolitan areas, including Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, are being operated through a store-within-a-store format and are branded CVS Pharmacy.
"We're excited to introduce our integrated pharmacy services and health care expertise to Target guests in Colorado," said Tony Caskey, Area Vice President for CVS Pharmacy. "Our pharmacy care offerings, along with our innovative digital tools, will offer consumers expanded wellness options and increased access to care. We look forward to welcoming Target guests as our pharmacy patients."
With the addition of 39 rebranded CVS Pharmacy locations in Target stores, the company now has its first presence in the state and is introducing Target guests to its suite of innovative pharmacy care services.
The CVS Pharmacy in Target locations in Colorado will soon offer the complete suite of pharmacy care and medication management services available at traditional CVS Pharmacy stores, including ScriptSync and Specialty Connect. ScriptSync, enables patients and caregivers with multiple maintenance medications to pick up all of their eligible prescriptions at the same time in a monthly CVS Pharmacy visit. Specialty Connect, which gives patients the option to pick up their specialty prescriptions at any CVS Pharmacy, is also now available to patients at CVS Pharmacy in Target locations throughout Colorado. These programs are available to all patients, regardless of their health insurance carrier.
CVS Caremark plan members in Colorado will now be able to access Maintenance Choice, a program that lets CVS Caremark plan members choose to fill 90-day supplies of medications for chronic conditions either through mail service or at any CVS Pharmacy location. In addition, Pharmacy Advisor, a program in which CVS Caremark plan members diagnosed with chronic conditions receive face-to-face counseling when they choose to fill prescriptions at CVS Pharmacy or by phone when they choose mail service pharmacy, will be available by the end of 2016.
"As we roll out the new CVS Pharmacy in Target locations, we are working closely with patients to make their transition to our services and programs as simple and seamless as possible," added Caskey.
Patients at CVS Pharmacy in Target now have access to convenient and easy-to-use digital tools, such as the CVS Pharmacy app and CVS.com, to help them manage their prescriptions and stay on track with their medications. Patients who utilize CVS Pharmacy's digital offerings are also able to scan their pill bottles to order refills of their prescriptions and receive medication reminders while benefiting from easier in-store pickup. CVS Pharmacy's leading ExtraCare loyalty program and the opt-in ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards will allow patients to earn $5 in ExtraBucks Rewards for every 10 prescriptions filled. Patients can also earn rewards for the other things they do to stay healthy, like getting immunizations or choosing email refill reminders.
CVS Pharmacy is committed to giving back to the communities where its colleagues live and work. The company has extended that commitment to Colorado with a $50,000 donation to Children's Hospital Colorado. The funding will be used to support the mission of Children's Colorado, which is devoted to the health and well-being of children, along with the hospital's medical, research, education and advocacy programs.
"We congratulate CVS Pharmacy on its expansion into Colorado's Target stores and are thrilled to have such a committed new community partner join us in our mission to transform child health," said Cary Larger, senior vice president, community fundraising, Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation.
In December 2015, CVS Health acquired all Target pharmacies and retail clinics across 47 states. All of the pharmacies and clinics have now been converted to CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic. In addition, a CVS Pharmacy will be included in all new Target stores that offer pharmacy services and Target clinic locations will be rebranded as MinuteClinic over the next few months. The acquisition expands CVS Health's pharmacy footprint by approximately 20 percent and its clinic footprint by about 8 percent. CVS Health now has a presence in every state.
To learn more about the Target pharmacy transition, customers can visit www.cvs.com/target.
About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 9,600 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.
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